GULU LC3 CHAIRPERSONS TRAINED ON POLIO VACCINATION

A section of the LC3 chairpersons during the training

BY OKOT LIL ROMEO

GULU: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Over 65,800 children in Gulu will benefit from polio vaccination which calls for mobilization from all the 13 sub-counties.

As such the LC3 chairpersons have been trained to do massive activities mobilization for the upcoming immunizations against polio.

The vaccination is set to commence on December 3 and wind up on December 5, 2021 targeting children less than five years.

Justine Kidega, the LC3 chairperson of Unyama sub-county disclosed that it would be difficult to mobilize the community in the absence of the LCI chairpersons.

He called on the Gulu district health department to include the LC1 chairmen in the immunization mobilization programme, saying that they know the grassroots better.

Another chairperson, Francis Wokorach, from Palaro sub-county complained about poor facilitation of the village health teams which discourage them from showing commitment to work.

Balington Ongwec, the secretary for social services, told the participants that polio vaccination is a precautionary and preventive measure aimed at protecting the children.

He appealed to the parents and guardians to ensure that their children are fully immunized.

Acting Gulu district health officer, Kenneth Canna appealed to the public to take the vaccination very seriously.

“You should not ignore these vaccines because they have been tested by the National Drug Authority and are safe to our health,” he assured the people.

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